Pennsylvania Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2021-2022.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out “When Is Hunting Season?” for Pennsylvania 

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

Pennsylvania Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Pennsylvania hunting season provides the hunter with opportunities to chase a wide range of game including the

Deer, Elk, Black Bear, turkey, Hogs and a range of small game and game birds.

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority’s Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

Pennsylvania Deer and Elk Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
Deer (Firearms)Oct 24-26 & Nov 30-Jan 25
Deer (Muzzleloader)Oct 19-26
Deer (Bow)Sept 21-Nov 29 & Dec 26-Jan 25
Elk (Firearms)Nov 4-9, Nov 11-16 & Jan 4-11
Deer (Bow)Sept. 14-28

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Pennsylvania Turkey Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
SpringMay 2-30 (2022)
Spring (Youth)April 25 (2022)
FallNov 2 – 22 & Nov 28-29

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Pennsylvania Small Game Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
CoyoteOpen all Year
BobcatJan 11 – Feb 5
FoxesOct 26 – Feb 22
RaccoonOct 26 – Feb 22
OpossumOpen All Year
SquirrelsOct 19-Nov 29 & Dec 16-24 & Dec 26-Feb 29
RabbitsOct 19-nov 29 & Dec 16-24 & Dec 26-feb 29
HogsOpen (See Below)

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission makes the following notes about feral hogs.

“Feral swine are protected mammals in Pennsylvania and, thus, are under the authority of the Game Commission. However, the agency has removed protection statewide, except in counties where official eradication trapping operations are occurring.”

Pennsylvania Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
QuailOct 19-Nov 29 & Dec 16-24 & Dec 26-Feb 29
PheasantsOct 26-Nov 29 Dec 16-24 & Dec 26-Feb 29
Ruffed GrouseOct 19-Nov 29 & Dec 16-24
DucksOct 12-Dec 14 & Dec 27-Jan 1, Nov 19-Jan 18
Canada Geese (resident)Sept 2-25, Oct 26-Nov 29, Dec 16-Jan 18Jan 31- Feb 22
Light Geese (Resident)Oct 22 -Feb 22

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Pennsylvania Black Bear Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
Black Bear (firearms)Oct 24-26 & Nov 23- Dec 14
Black Bear (Muzzleloader)Oct 19-26
Black Bear (Bow)Sept 21-Nov 29

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

I hope you have found this State hunting season information helpful in planning your next great hunting adventure. Please feel free to share this page with your hunting buddies. In addition to these US Hunting Seasons by State pages, you may be interested in these posts.


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